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Stage 6: From Lydford to Yelverton – Devon Coast to Coast

16.9 mi
8.1 mph
1,250 ft
1,350 ft
Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
3.68 mi

Gibbet Hill

Bike Touring Highlight

5.90 mi

The River Tavy

Bike Touring Highlight

9.79 mi

Tavistock Viaduct

Bike Touring Highlight

12.8 mi

Drakes Trail

Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

16.9 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a bike ride.

June 14, 2019


  • komoot

    Stage six of the Devon Coast to Coast will guide you 17.4 miles (28km) further into the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Leaving Lydford on quiet country lanes, the first 2.7 miles (4.5km) gently rise and fall through the impressive landscape.

    Next, you will face a short, sharp climb up Gibbert Hill. Although steep at times, the stunning views from the top will make you forget your tired muscles.

    Your hard work is rewarded with a three mile (5km) downhill stretch. On the way, you will pass Mary Tavy, a small village that was once home to the largest copper mine in the world but is now home to a friendly pub – the Mary Tavy Inn, and calm village life.

    From the village, the route runs parallel to Cholwell Brook before joining the River Tavy. Bear in mind that the path can become muddy and difficult to cycle, especially after bad weather, so you may have the push at times.

    Running along an old railway line, you will pass many interesting bridges with fantastic views over the treetops, before arriving in Yelverton, the final destination of your journey.

    Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Yelverton is a large village which is known for Roborough rock, a stone formation close to the Plymouth Road. Named after the rocks, the Rock Inn offers great food and accommodation to relax after your ride. You can find more information, here: therockinnyelverton.pub

    • July 2, 2019